432 varient

#1
Whilst looking through a local newspaper supplement, I spotted an advert for a paintballing site. On the advert was a photo of a 432 with a Sabre turret! Was this a trial Mod or something put togeather after MOD disposal :?
 
#2
The Berlin 432,s used to have a Fox turret fitted, which i believe where also fitted to Sabre, which was a Scorpion Chassis and Fox Turret as the origional Scorpion was armed with a 76mm gun once.
 
#3
Spot on Crunchie. As a point of no interest - the fox turrets used on Sabre were machined to accept the L94 Chain Gun, rather than the GPMG.

The 76mm turrets were flogged to Brasil apparently, not sure what happened to the fox hulls though...

A strange beast I've seen here in Aus is the MRV - An M113 fitted with a Scorpion turret - ugly as.
 
#5
They were last used in Warminster, at LWC, as "enemy" wagons. I had to bloody look after the things.
 
#9
The 432 used at the paintball site were all ex Berlin Inf Bde wagons with fox turrets fitted the bloke bought them from disposals when they were no longer required.

Made new barrels and fitted compressed air kit so they could be used on tank v tank days (first paintball armour in the world he claimed last year when he was advertising it)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...article_id=411993&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source
 
#10
Our 432 in Aden had a turret fitted, nicked from a Ferret, fitted with a 50 Browning, no sights, you just hosepiped it, more in desperation than in any hope of accuracy.
No photos , sorry, but when it was shipped back to UK it was full to the top with carpets, fridges, cookers etc left by the NAAFI when they hightailed it from Khormaksa (sp?).
I just hope whoever unloaded from the ship enjoyed our ill-gotten gains!
 
#14
Flockin Hell Tango Six

Pimp my ride up or what, we have spent billions on FRES (maybe not so future), why didnt we just get all those nosh bags at the IPTs to look at this one and they could probably have banged out some more Adventure Training - JOB DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#15
Thread_Bear said:
The 438 (swingfire) had a turret too. I saw one not too long ago painted in that crazy pink and grey Berlin Colours.
Isn't there one in Bovington museum still?
 
#17
During the early 70's I recalled a Civilian designer coming to our unit, 2CG LAD and fitting turrets to some of our 432's. This set up was known as a "Miser Mount", since he had to scrounge bits and pieces from here and there to make this thing a reality,
 
#18
IIRC, the miser mount was for the 81mm mortar. The turrets fitted to 43's in the early seventies were for the GPMG. Well, at least they were in in 1 Staffords.

I heard a (dubious?) story that there were plans to fit Rarden turrets to more 432's but it was found that many of the hulls/mortar hatches were warped through cross country use and wouldn't accept the refit. Apparently the only straight vehicles were those in Berlin.
 
#19
Well they look in a hell of a lot better condition than the Bulldogs that my unit got recently!!!
 
#20
There is a variant that has the Rarden turret fitted, there is also a GPMG domed turret, used in GW1, This is used on the commanders hatch so the commander can fire battened down. The Rarden turret fitted to the mortar hatches is the same as the Scimitar
 

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